WASHINGTON, November 29, 2015 – Watching The Walking Dead just miles from the real Alexandria (more overrun with politicians, hipsters and old money than Zombies – however equally as scary) adds a different perspective on the idea of a Zombie apocalypse.
Reality is there is no way you would get out of this area alive; the roads would come to a standstill and without an armored vehicle, or at least 4-wheel drive, escape would be, at best, impossible.
Our elected government would get you, one way or another.
Which brings us to the mid-season finale; as we expect the worst from inside the beltway, we also expect the worse from The Walking Dead. If show producers follow Robert Kirkman’s comic book, from which all things dead rise, tonight will be nothing short of horrific. You almost don’t want to watch, almost.
Quick recap of where we are – Abraham, Sasha, Daryl, Glen and Enid are outside the walls. Inside the now breached (thank you God) walls are Rick, Carol and Michonne – an apocalypse power trio if one is to ever be had. Then you have Carl, Rosita, Eugene inside along with Alexander residents Deanna, Spencer, Ron and others. A lets not forget Neegan, held prisoner by Morgan.
Last week’s episode “Heads Up” showed one of the panels of Alexandria’s security perimeter crumbling under the weight of the falling church steeple, opening a door for the herd of walkers lurking just beyond its gates.
This week will bring us some (not really spoiler) event conclusions: Maggie and Glenn reunite; we will see the Grimes gang – Carol, Daryl, Carl, Maggie, Glenn, Rosita, Sasha and Michonne, led by a fearless Rick ready to make a stand versus running away, fighting the ginormous Zombie here. We will find our what happens to Morgan because despite his wonderful redemption story of a few weeks back, could die.
Leaving that question of who will and who will not return?
Odds on are that Ron will die, but not before harming Carl in a horrific way. Jesse will die because there is no chemistry developing between her and Rick. Deanna could or could not fall – but if she survives, she will either fall all the way into insanity or explode as a fierce warrior for her constituents.
In interviews, Andrew Lincoln says of the mid-season episode that :
“There will be blood. The walls come down. And it’s going to be bananas,” Lincoln said.
However, he went on to say that the second half of season six is going to be even better.
“I will say episodes eight through 16 — I’m more excited than I’ve ever been before, just where the story is headed,” Lincoln said. “Eight and nine are unbelievable. Unbelievable. They’re some of the best episodes I’ve read and when I was filming, it just got bigger and more epic and more insane every day that we shot.”
But, Lincoln teases, the mid-season finale will be out done by season finale:
“…the darkest and most extraordinary season finale that we’ve ever attempted. To say that I’m excited would be a vast understatement. And it ends with a very big bang.”
Don’t miss tonights “The Walking Dead” season six midseason finale “Start To Finish” that airs Nov. 29 at 9 p.m ET on AMC. here on CommDigiNews.